A few extra features can enhance a workshop space even further.
A utility sink may not be immediately obvious as a workshop fixture, but for the workshop that is removed from the house, a utility sink is especially useful as a source for water as well as a cleanup area. It's especially helpful for cleaning up paintbrushes, rollers, etc. The critical feature of a workshop utility sink is that it's deep enough to avoid making a mess on the surrounding floor.
Anti-fatigue mats for the floor might seem like an unnecessary extravagance, but they can be genuinely helpful for those who spend a great deal of time standing in the workshop. These cushioned mats feature a non-slip surface, and their cushioned construction helps absorb the impact and stress of prolonged standing. They can make a noticeable difference on a long workday. They can also help prevent or minimize damage to equipment or other objects that may fall from the work surface.
Consider adding a refrigerator to the workshop to keep snacks and cold beverages. A small refrigerator is probably sufficient. A coffee maker may also come in handy. After all, why not add a few creature comforts?
To that end, a wall-mounted television or TV/disc player combination will offer a way to keep up with news, weather or other programming, as well as how-to videos and do-it-yourself programming.
The Workshop Triangle
The layout of a home workshop is central to working safely and efficiently. The experts share advice on planning a "work-friendly" layout for a workspace.
The key to working efficiently in a workshop is having a good system of organization for tools and materials. Here are some suggestions for organization and efficiency in a workshop.
Electricity in the Workshop
These tips offer information on workshop electricity.
Workshop Types and Location
Host Jay Baker outlines some basic considerations for selecting the right location and building facility for the ultimate home workshop.
Workshop Flooring Options
Check out these flooring options for a garage or workshop. Keep in mind the importance of durability and how the material chosen will influence work efficiency.
How to Accessorize a Laundry Room
Before a laundry room can be "pressed" into service, it needs some items that serve as decorative focal points and functional accessories.
The Ultimate Workshop: Lighting and Electrical Layout
Workshops have special electrical and lighting requirements and it's critical to plan these elements thoroughly to create an efficient workspace.
Organizing Small Items in a Workshop
The most difficult items to keep organized are usually the ones that are smallest and most plentiful. Organize small items in a home workshop with these helpful tips and tools.
Automotive Workshop Details
Learn what's required to create an automotive workshop that will accommodate any car repair, from tune-ups to a full-scale restoration.
Automotive Workshop: Blasting Cabinets
If a full-scale automotive restoration is in your future, check out the various types of blasting cabinets to incorporate into the workshop layout.
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